Swope Park Rangers
|Full name||Swope Park Rangers KC|
|Founded||October 22, 2015|
|Stadium||Swope Soccer Village|
|Head Coach||Nikola Popovic|
|2016||4th, Western Conference
Playoffs: Championship Final
|Website||Club home page|
Swope Park Rangers is a United Soccer League (USL) club affiliated with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer. The Rangers play their home games at Children's Mercy Victory Field at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Missouri.
On October 22, 2015, the team was officially announced as the USL's 30th franchise, as were the Swope Park Rangers name, color scheme and logo. The Rangers replaced Oklahoma City Energy FC as SKC's USL affiliate, and are named after a nickname for SKC (then the Kansas City Wizards)'s reserve squad in 2008. The team will be Sporting Kansas City's third USL affiliate in the team's history, after previously having partnered with Orlando City SC and Oklahoma City Energy FC. Canadian Marc Dos Santos, who led Ottawa Fury FC to the NASL Soccer Bowl in 2015, was named the first head coach of the Rangers on November 20, 2015.
- As of October 26, 2016
|Year||USL Regular season||Position||Playoffs||Top Scorer 1||U.S.
|2016||30||14||10||6||45||36||48||4th||9th||USL Cup Final||Mark Anthony Gonzalez||9||Not eligible (MLS Reserve Team)|
^ 1. Top Scorer includes statistics from league matches only.
- Includes USL Regular season, USL Play-offs and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
|Marc Dos Santos||Canada||November 20, 2015||November 21, 2016||34||17||11||6||50.00|
|Nikola Popovic||Serbia||November 21, 2016||Present||0||0||0||0||—|
- Nikola Popovic – Head Coach
- Paulo Nagamura – Assistant Coach
- Gavin McInerney – Goalkeeper Coach
- Joey Harty – Fitness Coach
- "Sporting Kansas City Awarded USL's 30th Franchise". United Soccer League. October 22, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
- "USL expands to Kansas City in 2016 with debut of Swope Park Rangers". October 22, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
- "Vermes, Besler Excited By Rangers' Introduction". United Soccer League. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
- "Dos Santos Introduced as Swope Park Rangers' Coach". United Soccer League (USL). Retrieved November 20, 2015.
- "Christian Duke returns to KC as Swope Park Rangers' first signing". sportingkc.com. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
- "USL's All-Time Scoring Leader Kelly Joins Rangers". United Soccer League (USL). Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
- "Nikola Popovic and Alec Dufty join Swope Park Rangers technical staff". Sporting Kansas City.
- "Nikola Popovic introduced as Swope Park Rangers head coach". Patrik Bergabo. Sporting Kansas City. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
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